I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    Police: Underage driver likely under the influence caused crash that seriously injured father, child

    SEATAC, Wash. — A father and his 7-year-old son are in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center after a violent crash Monday night in SeaTac. Police believe a 15-year-old Burien girl caused the wreck when she ran a red light and  broadsided the father’s pickup truck, slicing it in half. She was released from Harborview Medical Center and then booked into juvenile detention on vehicular assault charges. The devastating crash happened just after 9 p.m. Monday at South 136th Street […]

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    Home of the ‘Sonics Guy’ burglarized; priceless jerseys, family heirlooms stolen

    TACOMA, Wash. — Kris Brannon, otherwise known as the “Sonics Guy,” said he confronted a burglar at his home Monday who got away with priceless collectibles and one item he can never replace. The burglary happened in the central Tacoma neighborhood on Monday morning. Brannon said he immediately knew something wasn’t right when his front door wouldn’t budge. That’s when he dialed 911, but in the middle of the call he spotted and shouted at a burglar, who then took […]

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    Some University Place district schools showing high levels of lead in water

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – More Pierce County schools recently tested positive for high levels of lead. Fountains and fixtures at half a dozen schools in the University Place School District are now closed awaiting new test results. The district said they began water quality testing after the recent scare in Tacoma schools. More than 200 samples were taken from UPSD facilities and the results came back on Monday, showing more than a dozen fixtures with higher levels of lead. The […]

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    Some relief coming for long security lines at Sea-Tac

    SEATAC, Wash. — The long security lines for travelers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport may be about to get shorter. Dozens of newly hired contractors will soon help tens of thousands of passengers get through security faster. The Transportation Safety Administration said the root of the long wait times is that the agency is understaffed because of budget cuts. Officials at Seattle’s the airport believe the 90 new non-screening contractors will help keep the lines moving. “There is a need to […]

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    Car prowls on the rise in Seattle; police pinpoint crime hot spots

    SEATTLE – New data from the Seattle Police Department shows car prowls are on the rise all across the city. The top three neighborhoods seeing car prowls right now are Queen Anne, downtown and Capitol Hill. But in West Seattle, neighbors need to be especially careful parking a car next to a city park. “When it happens to you, you feel vulnerable,” said neighbor Jon Andres. Andres said his friends came up for a visit from Portland last week, but […]

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    Officials plan to evict hundreds of homeless from notorious ‘Jungle’ camp

    SEATTLE — In as little as three weeks the infamous homeless camp called ‘The Jungle’ could be cleared out. Officials said the conditions inside the camp are unsanitary and dangerous for the approximately 300 homeless people living there. The city and state said it wants to take a compassionate approach, partnering with the Seattle Union Gospel Mission; the goal is to place as many people into shelters as possible. But right now there is not a final plan to make […]

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    Woman escapes mobile home fire; investigators say it could be arson

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — A mobile home was destroyed by fire early Monday morning on the 4400 block of Eastway Drive Southeast in Port Orchard. Investigators believe arson could be the cause. A woman inside the home escaped injury when the Kitsap County home burst into flames. Police said the 38-year-old house sitter smelled smoke around 1:30 in the morning. When she went outside she confronted a man in the yard – but he took off running, while neighbors called […]

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    ‘Kayaktivists’ plan massive fossil fuel protest in Anacortes

    ANACORTES, Wash. — Hundreds of ‘kayaktivists’ are preparing for a weekend of demonstrations in Skagit County. Their goal is to block the flow of oil from two major refineries but that could also mean traffic jams and long ferry waits for everyone else. Many protesters said they are willing to be arrested to make a statement against fossil fuels. Up to 2,000 people are expected to show up for the weekend-long demonstrations. Organizer Margo Pollie arranged a crash course for […]

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    ‘What happened … destroyed a lot of lives’: Family of slain Federal Way man plead for justice

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — New details have emerged about the 30-year-old man who was gunned down in Federal Way on Tuesday night. Adam Gutierrez’s father, Javier Gutierrez, said Thursday that his son spent a decade in the Navy serving his country, but someone shot and killed him while he was walking his dog  on 356th Street at about 11 p.m. Tuesday. Javier said Adam was living the American dream; he was getting ready to graduate from the University of Washington with […]

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    After 3 murders in 48 hours, Federal Way police chief tells residents to stay indoors after dark

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Three fatal shootings in just 48 hours has Federal Way Police beefing up patrols and warning residents to be on alert. Federal Way Police Chief Andy Hwang told city residents during a press conference Wednesday to stay indoors at night until officers make arrests. Police have not identified any suspects in the three shootings, saying that only one may be drug-related. Federal Way normally sees three to four homicides in an entire year, so news of […]